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Reference no. 605-003-1
Authors: Roger Moser (EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht)
Originally published in: 2005
Revision date: 06-Mar-2015

Abstract

This case describes the situation of John Summers, Head of Supply Management Strategy at European Aeronautic Defense and Space company (EADS), who is facing the challenge to improve the company''s supplier evaluation system. The case shows the market conditions in the aerospace industry and the situation of EADS in this oligopolistic environment. Furthermore, the company''s current supplier evaluation system is described as a starting point to develop suggestions for improvement. The value of suppliers is discussed from a strategic perspective and showing the important linkage between a company''s corporate and business unit strategies and its supplier strategy. This case was written for a graduate course in purchasing and supply management or supply chain management. The case study gives students the chance to develop their analytical and decision making skills on a complex supplier management decision. The case study should motivate students to think about the important dimensions of supplier value and the necessary requirements of a supplier evaluation system in a multinational company. Furthermore, students should recognise the importance of the business unit and supply strategy as a starting point when defining supplier value.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
EUR30 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
2004

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Abstract

This case describes the situation of John Summers, Head of Supply Management Strategy at European Aeronautic Defense and Space company (EADS), who is facing the challenge to improve the company''s supplier evaluation system. The case shows the market conditions in the aerospace industry and the situation of EADS in this oligopolistic environment. Furthermore, the company''s current supplier evaluation system is described as a starting point to develop suggestions for improvement. The value of suppliers is discussed from a strategic perspective and showing the important linkage between a company''s corporate and business unit strategies and its supplier strategy. This case was written for a graduate course in purchasing and supply management or supply chain management. The case study gives students the chance to develop their analytical and decision making skills on a complex supplier management decision. The case study should motivate students to think about the important dimensions of supplier value and the necessary requirements of a supplier evaluation system in a multinational company. Furthermore, students should recognise the importance of the business unit and supply strategy as a starting point when defining supplier value.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
EUR30 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
2004

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